Recruiter: Consilium Recruit
Location: West Midlands
Salary: Up to £68,000 + Car + Bonus
Application date: 9th Oct 2018
This leading global automotive manufacturing and assembly business with multiple sites in the UK is actively seeking to appoint an experienced Materials Planning and Logistics Manager for a permanent leadership team role who will lead the team in this busy Automotive Logistics environment.
Managing a skilled team of skilled Logistics and Warehousing professionals, you will be responsible for scheduling and receiving materials inbound to the facility, warehousing and line side supply of materials, finished stock warehousing and dispatch to customer, master production scheduling, short term line scheduling and forecasting. The role will involve;
Manage Master Production Scheduling process and communication of latest customer volumes.
Supplier scheduling and control of freight expenditure, including 3rd Party Logistics providers.
Manage Raw Materials Stores including Goods Receiving and supply to manufacturing areas
Oversee the use of Material Handling Equipment and the maintenance thereof.
Stock accuracy including the deployment of cycle count checks achieving KPIs
Ensure compliance with Quality System, Financial Audit requirements and customers` Materials Management requirements using standardized Work Instructions and Risk Assessments throughout the operation
Reporting of Key Metrics including On Time Delivery, Inventory Levels, Sales Forecasts,
Controlling costs within budgetary limits, generating savings, rationalizing inventory and maximizing available working capital.
As part of Management Team, support leadership to maximize productivity and profitability towards company objectives and KPIs.
Plan and control material flow from external suppliers
Management of external logistic providers.
Analysis of MRP reports – Requirements / exceptions / shortages / overdue items.
Ensure that goods are delivered on time and shipped out of the company in line with customer expectations using the most appropriate and efficient methods of packing, transport, etc.
You will be an experienced automotive manufacturing-based Logistics / Supply Chain Manager with a proven background in the leadership of world class logistics process and teams and you will have a strong mix of the following skills and experience;
HND / Degree level education, ideally within and Logistics / Manufacturing / Engineering related subject.
Ideally exposure to a high volume automotive / manufacturing-based logistics environment such as Tier 1 Automotive.
Have a detailed understanding of MRP and inventory control/management systems and ERP
Experience of lean manufacturing, kanban and kaizen continuous improvement or similar production tools.
Effective leadership ability, to organize, motivates and guide others. To be decisive, pro-active and assertive.
Proven ability to define and manage to auditable process standards.
This role offers an outstanding opportunity to join a world leading business at a senior leadership team level and offers outstanding career development within a truly international environment where career development is only limited by your own ambition.